Poitou-Charentes

The charming, unspoiled Ile d’Aix Charente Maritime

Written by on January 8, 2018 in Poitou-Charentes
The charming, unspoiled Ile d’Aix Charente Maritime

The little island of Ile d’Aix sits off the coast from the lovely port town of la Rochelle in the Charente-Maritime region. Quaint and quirky, this bijou islet is a perfect place for a get-away-from-it-all break or a fabulous day trip. There are just 40 full time residents living on the island and most holiday […]

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Top tips for visiting Futuroscope theme park Poitou-Charentes, France

Written by on January 3, 2018 in Poitou-Charentes, Theme Parks
Top tips for visiting Futuroscope theme park Poitou-Charentes, France

Futuroscope theme park in Poitou-Charentes make for a brilliant day out or short break. Read our review of this fabulous theme park that’s great for the whole family. Top tips for a visit to Futuroscope Try and avoid peak times, in particular the first three weeks in August. There’s a “Pass Premium” available for 15€/person […]

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Futuroscope Theme Park France for a fantastic day out

Written by on January 3, 2018 in Poitou-Charentes, Theme Parks
Futuroscope Theme Park France for a fantastic day out

The award winning Futuroscope theme park in Poitou-Charentes, southwest France, is brilliant for kids of all ages! What is Futuroscope all about? If you haven’t heard of Futuroscope, what exactly is it? Well put at its simplest, it’s a theme park just outside Poitiers. The attractions are based on multimedia, cinematography and audio-visual techniques, with […]

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A brilliant family holiday in the Vendee France

Written by on December 12, 2017 in Poitou-Charentes
A brilliant family holiday in the Vendee France

Lying poolside with a glorious blue sky overhead, basking in the sun’s warming rays, all I could hear was the sound of my two children playing happily in the water at my feet. It may have only been the first day of my family’s week-long holiday in Vendée, on the west coast of France, but […]

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Fun things to do for the family in La Rochelle France

Written by on November 18, 2017 in Poitou-Charentes
Fun things to do for the family in La Rochelle France

Anyone who’s ever been to La Rochelle knows that it’s the essence of charm and style. A pretty harbour surrounded by cafés and stalls. Historic twin towers stand watch and usher in the Atlantic,  ancient covered arcades and narrow streets that lead to the market. An effortless southern style in a western corner of France. […]

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5 fabulous family activities in La Vendée France

Written by on November 16, 2017 in Poitou-Charentes
5 fabulous family activities in La Vendée France

La Vendée is a great place for family holidays, 18 famous seaside resorts and more activities than you could possibly do in a busy week of fun! Family fun for foodies As a foodie that loves to uncover natural food sources, one of my personal highlights  on a visit to La Vendée , was our […]

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Staying at Puy du Fou theme park in France

Written by on November 1, 2017 in Poitou-Charentes
Staying at Puy du Fou theme park in France

Although it’s described as a theme park there are no rides here. Instead think more along the lines of Universal Studios as there are several shows to be wowed at. And, they will astound you – no matter what your age. Romans, Pirates and Pianos at Puy du Fou This is one of the most […]

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The Marais Poitevin of Poitou-Charentes

Written by on December 8, 2016 in Poitou-Charentes
The Marais Poitevin of Poitou-Charentes

The quaint little country town of Coulon is home to the Maison du Marais Poitevin visitor centre and start point for boat tours in the Marais. Or to give it it’s full name, the Marais Poitevin, 18,553 hectares of waterway network. It was entirely created by man, close to the Atlantic coast, a little south […]

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Four really great family restaurants in Poitou-Charentes

Written by on October 12, 2016 in Poitou-Charentes
Four really great family restaurants in Poitou-Charentes

Some of the best eating haunts in the Vendee and the Charente to suit all the family: Accommodating my little tribe and all that comes with them is never easy when it comes to eating out. This summer as usual we wandered in France including down through the Vendée, on to the Charente and out east to […]

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Boat ride on the Marais Poitevin

Written by on September 27, 2016 in Poitou-Charentes
Boat ride on the Marais Poitevin

Take a relaxing boat ride on the sleepy backwaters of the Marais Poitevin the Green Venice of Poitou-charentes which sits south of Fontenay le Comte, west of the medieval town of Niort and north east of La Rochelle. It’s part of a larger area (the Marais Poitevin) which is made up of dry marshlands and […]

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